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We’re Shared Services Connected Ltd

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sscl for short

We’re a leader in critical business support services. We partner Government departments, Police and the Ministry of Defence across the UK. By specialising in both service delivery and transformation, we can provide Consulting and digital services as well as end-to-end HR and Payroll, Finance and Accounts, Procurement, Pensions Administration and Resourcing Services – improving the customer experience, enabling smarter public services, and releasing more than £350m in cost and efficiency savings to date.

That’s a big achievement
– and it’s one we’re really proud of.

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our vision

Our vision is to help the UK public sector save money, enabling it to enhance the services that improve our quality of life, protect people and the environment and deliver better outcomes for UK citizens and businesses. SSCL has a shared purpose with each of its unique clients – delivering a brilliant service for a brilliant Civil Service.

that's what we stand by and that’s what we have delivered over the last seven years.

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how we work

We are able to translate our unique client knowledge and expertise into added value services.

to become the largest provider of multi-client
business support services across Europe.


A 2,500 strong team of experts. Our people have a unique blend of public and private sector experience, which means we’re well-placed to understand the needs of your organisation. Your plans, priorities and ways of working all drive our work. Our services are tailored to your unique needs, from high-level strategic thinking to help you shape your organisational direction, to everyday service delivery where efficiency, value-for-money and service excellence come as standard.


We’re a strategic delivery partner to our clients, evolving and enhancing our services to meet your changing needs. Our Consulting, Innovation and Technology solutions deliver against your specific needs while working with you to develop and deliver processes that work for you and your users.


SSCL has already brought automation, robotics, digital vetting and artificial intelligence to our clients. They’re already in place and elevating our services. We know that expectations, business challenges and technology are changing faster than ever before, so we are at the leading edge of innovation and making it work for us, our clients and our customers. From helping clients transition to cloud-based solutions, to automating routine tasks using RPA, we’re there. Being future-focused doesn’t mean losing sight of the here and now though, and we’re constantly looking for ways to continuously improve too.

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Our Journey



The beginning

SSCL was created as a unique joint venture between Sopra Steria and the UK Cabinet Office



Started providing business support services for the Department for Work & Pensions, Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)



and its agencies, Environment Agency, Cabinet Office, Department for Education and HSE



Ministry of Justice and Home Office joined our client group



Delighted to welcome the Metropolitan Police Service as a client enabling the creation of SSCL Police



Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) joined SSCL



Delighted that Ministry of Defence (Defence Business Services) became a client enabling the launch of SSCL Defence




Today our 2,500 employees are proud to bring a unique combination of public sector and private sector skills and expertise, plus a real understanding of our clients and their individual goals and strategic objectives.

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Our clients

We deliver a range of business support services and transformation for the largest Government departments, the Metropolitan Police and the Ministry of Defence. Our clients include:


Where we're based

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Our six Centres of Excellence across the UK provide a base for our people to deliver business critical support services to our many Government and public sector clients.

We have smaller offices in London, Manchester and Bircham Newton. Our Resourcing Services team also run assessment centres in Croydon, Kennington and Leeds.

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Centres of excellence


Assessment Centres

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We have a track record of achievement and are delighted to have been named winners in a number of industry recognised awards. In 2020 we received five national industry awards, and we can’t wait to see what the future brings.

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